Social Worker/S117 Reviewing Officer

  • Temporary
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Closing date: 07 July 2024

An exciting and interesting opportunity has arisen to appoint to a social work position within the local authority’s mental health services. 

The post will involve undertaking reviews of S117 entitlement to free aftercare under the provisions of the Mental Health Act and the successful applicant will be attending reviews which can be country wide. 

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate good assessment skills, and have knowledge of the mental health act, although qualification as an AMHP is not essential.  The applicants will require good IT, recording and processing skills and demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to safely manage a busy caseload.

You will provide social work support and advice to service users and carers and apply the universal offer, and whenever possible draw on community resources and liaise with health professionals.

Fundamental to this post is the ability to assess and manage risk and work effectively under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults policy and procedures, You will also contribute to the duty rota which includes decision making and liaison with regard to new referrals.

You will also be expected to participate on the Approved Mental Health Practitioner duty rota if qualified. You should have the capacity to adapt to ongoing service development and change and contribute to the success of new service models and ways of working.

A car user allowance is attached to this post but it is possible for the allowance to be converted to other forms of transport where there is a requirement to undertake travel as part of this post.

Please read the additional information attachments which will highlight in detail the essential/desirable attributes needed to apply for this role. Applicants will need to link their experience to the criteria stated in the attachment/s in order for the management team to choose the most suitable candidates for shortlisting

Our base is at Clay Cross Area office but we are continuing to offer a hybrid approach to working, and our team is currently working from home and from the office based on the needs of the service. 

If you require any further informal information, please contact Claire Bartram, Temporary Service Manager on claire.bartram@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional Interview Date: The week beginning 15th July 2024

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